all that shilling on /misc/ and for what? money well spent, Amazon.
Lord of the FAILS
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kek what a failure
A BILLION FUCKING DOLLARS?!! Just wrap your head around this, and not even in the top 15. The failure is STAGGERING.
Half of that billion was spent on the rights alone. Simon Tolkien rolling in a pile of money laughing.
Maybe that was Simon Tolkien's devious plan. Pretnending to be retarded and tricking amazon in giving him money and producing the mother of bombs.
We're reaching rian johnson level of deviousness lol.
Imagine having that much money to blow on such a vanity project.
At least in China and Russia those responsible would take a trip off a balcony in an Indian hotel.
not if they are friends with the right people
>praising china and russia
Monke wastes their entire economy on his vanity project
This really shows how Tolkien is an irrelevant old white dude in current year
Your white buck breaking is very important for the industry. Keep crying
>very important for the industry.
Western media of all kinds is slowly being replaced by non-Western media.
t. I don't watch much western media outside of capeshit adiacent stuff
I'm aware of the growing popularity of media from other places. Korean dramas are pushing into the market. Manga sells more than comics now. More people are watching anime. Hollywood is producing more and more flops.
But Hollywood also produced movies that made bank and are successful, like Avatar 2 and that Top Gun sequel. And a flop doesn't necessarily mean a bad movie
This really shows how Tolkien fanfiction written by trannies is irrelevant in the current year.
Nah, it shows how important it is to actually respect the source material you are adapting. Rings of Power had a great start, but each episode dwindeled down more and more.
Why would you seriously reply to such obvious bait?
>respect the source material
Jackson literally shat all over the source material with the original trilogy, and even more so with the Hobbit. And those are beloved (at least the original trilogy anyways).
Respecting the source material has nothing to do with it. Having competent writers and not Amazon's fucking chud board of diversity hires is what actually fucking matters.
>Jackson literally shat all over the source material
no he didn't, if anything he sensually ejaculated on to it
Tolkien himself fucking hated it because he thought it disrespected his work.
Please, let's not pretend like the LOTR movies were deeply respectful of the original works, they were glamourized hollywood releases of fucking course they weren't going to be.
But they still had good writing, which made their deviations from the original material still enjoyable.
>Tolkien himself fucking hated it because he thought it disrespected his work.
>Speaking to Le Monde back in 2012, he launched a stinging criticism of the films. "Tolkien has become a monster, devoured by his own popularity and absorbed into the absurdity of our time," he complained. "The chasm between the beauty and seriousness of the work, and what it has become, has overwhelmed me. The commercialization has reduced the aesthetic and philosophical impact of the creation to nothing. There is only one solution for me: to turn my head away... They eviscerated the book by making it an action movie for young people aged 15 to 25."
I swear to christ you people are fucking retarded here.
no-one tell him
>vacuous comment that says nothing
>I'm the argumentative one
>When you're deliberately seething about my accurate statements.
Seething is an emotional response not an argument. But since youre used to conflating the two I understand the confusion. nice way to double down btw.
You called me a liar when I pointed out to you that the author himself felt the original works were done a disservice by the movies.
I can't believe how some of you turn into these irrational puddles when met with a challenge to your worldview.
>the author himself felt the original works were done a disservice by the movies
>the author himself
>the author himself felt the original works were done a disservice by the movies.
HOLY FUCK, this is the best thread I've seen in a while, thanks anon.
I will tell him.
JRR Tolkien, who WROTE the books, actually had kind things to say about the movies.
It's his son, who wrote NOTHING who hated it.
>actually had kind things to say about the movies
Did they convene with him in a seance? He died nearly 30 years before the first movie.
Did I say movies? I meant to say garden gnomes.
Probably meant the Bakshi one or the other one from the 70's.
If you were right you would just be a nice friendly guy shooting the shit over some lotr, since youre an argumentative angry person I doubt anything you say. And youll probably double down with more vitriol, proving me right.
Punch yourself in the face. Believe me, you need it.
>Tolkien himself fucking hated it
You're such a fucking liar and whats disgusting is you know you're attempting to distort reality yet you do it with arrogance daring someone to disagree. I shit on you, a big fat steamy shit for the disgusting anon.
The unironic fucking state of this place man.
J.R.R? He was dead when jackson's movies came out. Neither was he alive when Ralph Bakshi's abomination came out.
His son christopher didn't like either movies. Chris was the custodian of his father's legacy and was seething endlessly that his father gave away the film rights without much thought. Made his job really hard to slap some sense into people adapting the books.
Problem with the LOTR films is, they are great fantasy movies albeit semi competent adaptions. Fellowship is the best in terms of adapting the source material, two towers is allright, rotk is just way too long.
We're never going to get a good adaption on the level of jackson's trilogy. Everything else afterwards was just ass. Our only hope is that some retarded autists gets a lotr project and is alllowed to adapt it properly.
So you have some weird animated/ghibli style movie with singing every ten minutes, beautiful drawn landscapes and waifufags getting their dicks blown off because arwen is the #1 waifu ever.
>rotk is just way too long.
In what possible way is Return of the King too long? I really want to hear this.
return of the King, the book version, is basically plot for two movies.
Shelob's lair was moved from two towers to return of the king. Adding even more length.
The struggle to save minas tirith and everyone pulling all the tricks to throw back Sauron's army is the core struggle. The movie basically sacrificed meaningful themes, such as men stepping up and slapping sauron on their own for cheap pre marvel shit.
Legolas soloing an oliphaunt, the ghosts murdering sauron's army and so on.
Shit was wasted on meaningless drivel instead of showing that gondor could still punch back, but Sauron has the longer breath.
The next core struggle is gandalf's mad gamble with frodo and the epilogue, that war also affects the homefront. The scouring of the shire being exluded was not good for a bookfag like me, but the epilogue feels really slow and long when you were thrown into retarded action scenes before. I'd rather have less action scenes or less retarded ones.
Would have made the epilogue feel more meaningful.
>So you have some weird animated/ghibli style movie with singing every ten minutes
worst part is that amazon could have done this, with a billion dollars to spend. I listen to phil dragash and imagine it as an animation , my favourite part is frodo at the ford
>"His son christopher didn't like either movies"
>Christopher John Reuel Tolkien (21 November 1924 – 16 January 2020)
>The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring release: 10 December 2001
How does that work anon?
Post gpa and hands. Holy shit.
Tolkien's grandson. Even his son Christopher, who published the Silmarillion, was dead at the time of the first Jackson film. The fucking grandson has zero expertise regarding how an adaptation is right or wrong.
And even if the author is alive they can be wrong regarding their appreciation of the quality of an adaptation: there are many such cases.
From the fucking grave?!
As soon as fellowship hit theaters, tolkien started rolling in his grave and he hasn't stopped since
We should harness his energy for the good of the world. He must be able to power a few small countries at this point.
When Rings Of Power came out in 2022, he really came into his own, energetically and industrially.
Gift of Men
I don't know if it's a very subtle troll or if you forgot to precise it's Tolkien son
>Jackson literally shat all over the source material with the original trilogy
He did not you lying fucking scum. He deviated at points no doubt as expected, but he largely respected the source material
Now you people just make shit up randomly argue.
>actually the jackson films were bad too!
Did you just not even fucking bother reading the post?
Where did you conjure up that fucking strawman from?
Yeah I read your cope post. I thought it was hilarious because we called the fact you gays would deflect to jackson as soon as this show flopped long before they even announced the brown cast
Dude, we had so many fucking threads baiting by shitting on the jackson movies.
Shills get paid by the bump, so they do not give a single fuck what actually gets said in a thread. It's all "Brand engagement"
>we had so many fucking threads baiting by shitting on the jackson movies
This collosal newgay thinks Hackson posting is a new thing lmao.
Way to out yourself, retarded Redditor, it's as old as /misc/
>This anon who calls you out is not one of you, trust nothing he says!
Bitch, I've been here since Chanology. I'm an eternal newfag, sure, but what the fuck does that make you?
>achually the best adaptation ever wasn't even good
have some self respect
How did Rings of Power disrespect the source material (aside from the obvious ethnic casting)?
they completely ignored Tolkien's source material, several things that happen in the show contradict Tolkien's works.
Believe it or not, a lot of people who think this is trash literally give no fucks about the diverse casting
Who cares. Stick to the original Tolkien stuff if you don't like it, is that hard?
Go back tourist
But the 6th episode was the best
I hope a lot more things i care about are deemed too irrelevant to get adapted for "modern audiences" from now on.
He isn't "irrelevant" it is more about the fact that his work is finished and adding anything more to his "world" just ruins it. I'm okay about the LOTR movies, but that was basically me being a fanboy and being extremely happy that nerds like me got a chance to enjoy being mainstream for a few seconds. Everything in LOTR has been told and it is finished. We don't need more content, especially content that in the books last over 3k+ years.
me? liked the movies when they came out. rewatched them years later and hated them. fuck that onions wars with elves trash.
>one BILLION dollars
>all your writers can come up with are Jackson trilogy "references" and fanfiction
Remember, something behing a flop doesn't mean is necessarily the worst thing ever
> fucking chud board of diversity hires
transphobia is not an argument, retard
Transphobia is the only sane state.
>transphobia is not an argument, retard
Phobia would be thinking they're under your bed.
Trans-Skepticism is what you're referring to.
And it's a solution, not an "argument" because there doesn't need to be one.
>transphobia is not an argument, retard
Neither is ableism, rudeboy.
But it is one of the worst shows ever. It had no redeeming elements to it. Everyone wants a good fantasy series but nobody wanted this.
it’s the best argument
>one BILLY dollarydoos
>hire TDS libshit writers
>they put an actual maga rally in LOTR
holy FUCK I forgot about that.
Why the average numenorean citizen would be so xenophobic towards elves at that point in time makes absolutely zero sense to me. Or why they would be worried that one would steal their fucking jobs when they hadn't even seen one in who knows how long
>Why the average numenorean citizen would be so xenophobic towards elves at that point in time makes absolutely zero sense to me. Or why they would be worried that one would steal their fucking jobs when they hadn't even seen one in who knows how long
Xenophobia is also alimented by ignorance of the others. When you don't know what elves really are, does it really surprise people that someone can came out with bullshits about them stealing jobs and invading Numenor?
Amazon will have had to give Nielson the real numbers, of course.
having to communicate honestly with advertizers is going to scuttle a lot of the "most watched show eVeR hype", except for HBOMax who are still able to break their own records as they only recently started having hits.
>make ugly rat person who cant act the face of your Billion dollar series
>nobody watches it
What were they thinking?
Did they not know how to cast an elf?
Ayo wyt boi we wuz ELVEZ'n Sheeit!
He was actually more based than legolas
his fight scenes were far less cringe
If you actually saw the show, you'd like him. One of the best things about the show.
I (unfortunately) watched a little bit of the show and I couldn’t enjoy him.
Not because the actor was bad or he didn’t do the roll well. He actually did the roll almost perfectly..
It’s just that every scene he was in was stupid because the whole show was written by stupid people.
So even if an actor gave a 10/10 performance it didn’t matter because the narrative structure was just that bad.
How? That's very vague.
I really don't care about black elves. The problem was the show just wasn't very entertaining. It's below the Hobbit movies, which were shit themselves.
it's a very easy shorthand to know that the first priority of the writing staff isn't to write a good story
The writers aren't in charge of casting, dumbass.
who hired both? Think one layer deeper and you might start figuring shit out
Im just telling you. If you want to criticize the writing, go for it, if you want to bash the casting, no problem. I hated the show too, I don't care if you shit on it.
Just don't get casting confused with writing, they aren't the same thing and when you act like this you sound like a fucking imbecile.
You seem genuine, so ill give a genuine answer. If you can't pick up trends in nature it's not necessarily a sign of weakness nowadays, but it is a sign that you have poor pattern recognition and should treat your brain like it sometimes doesn't work correctly for certain situations. I find that straight edge people with no obvious mental issues have trouble disagreeing with information their brain gives them i.e. you take all your sight, hearing and even intuition/instinct as absolute fact. Your instinct is to ignore the problem here, which is that bad production in general (writing/effects/editing) has grown to be synonymous with the focus on things such as diversity, lgbtqia+×÷ or any of the other things they choose to include to try to sell their products to a "wider" audience. If you read an article about a Jordan Peele movie coming up, what do you think it'll be about? I'm not racist, I'm autistic and have trouble ignoring the trends that you so easily ignore. I was really excited for Peele to make horror movies, I didn't put any stock in the articles I was reading about him slandering white people and outright refusing to hire them and other racist/bigoted practices and boy did I eat shit when he rolled out one after another of absolute dreck. But it couldn't just be dreck, it had to have a metric ton of race baiting on the side.
B-but s-stop noticing things incel chud!!? FACT.
people writing for Amazon have to adhere to Amazon's story guidelines
I don't actually hate Black folks, so the issue is that they're increasingly shoehorned in the most ridiculous settings and white neighborhoods.
She doesn't look like that anymore.
Imagine blaming a white woman, who actually looks pretty good and can play an elf, instead of the countless fucking morons and other mutts.
Nice try, Schlomo
>We should get that hunter chud into lord of the rings
Nah fuck her
If I HAD to absolutely choose between a nigress elf and a chud Hunter elf, who the fuck do you think I would choose? Unless Hunter started to flash his dick on screen, I would choose Hunter 10/10 times.
Here's the thing though. You don't HAVE to choose the chud either. You could refuse both.
I don't understand.
I haven't watched a single minute of this shit, and I'm never going to. It was just to prove a point
>who actually looks pretty good
She has goofy facial expressions, and she, and the elves in the show in general, do not act like elves. The LOTR trilogy did elves better. In the trilogy, they came off as different from humans, patient, mature, and most importantly ethereal. Cate Blanchett as Galadriel is the perfect elf, she turned into a psycho only when the ring was trying to corrupt her. Put nu-Galadriel in the LOTR trilogy with acting directions from PJ and she would be much better. Like I said, she has the looks of an elf.
i heckin love cate bros
that being said, can't show defenders just claim Galadriel is still young here and therefore doesn't have the maturity and grace that her lotr counterpart has?
Good morning sir!
>NOOOOOOO MUH BLACK PEOPLE AAAAAAAAAH
>return to practical effects for orcs
>great music overall
>cool map transitions and backgrounds
>good acting for all main characters
Honestly feels like this show is hated on inertia, and it will be discovered as a "hidden gem" in a few years.
>and it will be discovered as a "hidden gem" in a few years
You trannies said that about the star wars sequels and they're more hated every year
> hidden gem
It was relentlessly advertised for months.
It still failed.
'hidden gems' fly under the radar - this show was a giant fat An-124 Condor stuffed with dogshit on the radar. And crashed headlong into a priceless cathedral.
Stop shilling for it.
"Hidden gem", in quotation marks, as in everyone thought it was shit but its not actually that bad.
I'd bet money on some hipster 5 hour video essay in 2028 gets people to like this, and it gets a meme re-release to cash in.
>imagine how bad goyslop will have to become for this to be true
They've already pushed the boundary open, we will never get another fantasy adaptation again without afromoron elves
>"Hidden gem", in quotation marks, as in everyone thought it was shit but its not actually that bad.
That's not what hidden gem means, even using the term loosely with quotation marks.
Except RoP is fucking genuinely terrible, cheap sets, terrible use of effects, moronic simplistic plots and plain old bad writing & acting plague it relentlessly.
subjective opinion, most of the sets were well done and there's was a good balance of practical objects
>terrible use of effects
subjective, most of the effects ranged from good to decent. I do agree that some shots looked wonky and could have used a bit more, but for the most part they did their job well
>moronic simplistic plots
subjective, a simplistic plot isn't necessarily a bad thing, expecially in a first season. Spcify what were the "moronic" parts
>plain old bad writing & acting
vague as hell, be specific
>Why does a boat float and a rock sink?
>Because the boat looks up and the rock looks down
>But the reflection in the water is bright too
>Then touch the darkness.
>A dog can bark at the moon, but he cannot bring it down.
>we look after eachother, us harfoots, we have hearts even bigger than our feet. (Guy was almost robbed of his wheels and left to die by harfoots because they didn't find as many mushrooms foraging as last year and irrationally blame him)
>its good you killed those orcs galadriel
>I WOULD NOT SAY GOOD (she's known publicly as the scourge of the orcs and later threatens to genocide all orcs just to upset this one guy)
>the elves need enough mithril to bathe every elf in the light of the silmarrils.
>they can't get it but then they are fine because they only needed a tiny ingot of mithril.
>celebrimbor doesn't know about alloys
>through out the entire series galadriel tells sauron to put his evil in the past and that everything can be forgiven
>when she discovers hes sauron she tells him to fuck off to mordor and says he can never be forgiven, even though she forced him along the path the whole time
It's endless shit and 100% fucking terrible, the harfoots alone are enough to make any sane person crazy.
>A dog can bark at the moon, but he cannot bring it down
Holy fucking shit, how BAD can you be to write something like this and think to yourself yeah this is good, like you can put this in lotr books and it will look authentic, because they 100% thought they were being smart. Holy fuck. I hope these hacks will never find job again.
out the entire series galadriel tells sauron to put his evil in the past and that everything can be forgiven
>>when she discovers hes sauron she tells him to fuck off to mordor and says he can never be forgiven, even though she forced him along the path the whole time
That was actually pretty bold, making it Galadriel's fault in the end. I'm surprised there wasn't more feminist outrage.
The numenorians just show up at exactly the right time and place despite never getting told where the orcs are attacking.
They make mt.doom by pouring some water into an open lava pit.
Galadriel spent 1000 years tracking sauron and never visited numenor or turned the map to notice its the southland.
A place so evil fire has no heat.
If you genuinely didn't think the show was dumb as hell you did not watch it.
>A place so evil fire has no heat.
Ok that's a nitpick.
>They make mt.doom by pouring some water into an open lava pit.
A bit silly looking maybe, but it's inspired by real geological science of volcanic eruptions: https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2022/10/13/volcano-mordor-science-rings-power-lotr/
>Galadriel spent 1000 years tracking sauron and never visited numenor or turned the map to notice its the southland.
Numenor had stopped all relationships with elves for and was pursuing an isolationist policy after the alliance by many years. By that point Galadriel still believed that Sauron was still in Middle Earth since there were some orcs activities.
>The numenorians just show up at exactly the right time and place despite never getting told where the orcs are attacking.
They didn't know that sure, but Haldbrand/Sauron probably was leading them probably close to where he knew the orcs and Adar were hiding last time. Not that big of an issue, even in the old Jackson movies there's that bit were Gandalf saves the day by coming at the right time with the army when Aragorn and co. are on the brink of defeat
>They didn't know that sure, but Haldbrand/Sauron probably was leading them probably close to where he knew the orcs and Adar were hiding last time. Not that big of an issue, even in the old Jackson movies there's that bit were Gandalf saves the day by coming at the right time with the army when Aragorn and co. are on the brink of defeat
Gandalf got the Rohirrim to goto helms deep because he knows king theoden will retreat there and he accurately timed how long his journey to gather them would be. Halbrand is never shown leading nor do you address my other post full of bad writing. Water being poured into an open lava pit would not suddenly create a giant volcano, if anything it would make a big steam cloud.
Do you remember when they went to the elf tower for defense and to survive but all the villagers forgot to bring any sheep or food to eat while there and all they had was 3 moldy potatoes? Does that seem sorta stupid to you?
You have some form of loose "argument" for the first three points but you absolutely cannot defend his last and I'm not sure why you even tried.
So you're telling me they didn't know for sure that orcs were attacking some backwater village that for some stupid fucking reason was drawn on the very old maps of the southlands they had, but they did a cavalry charge through the night to reach it JUST IN TIME to stop an attack they had no idea was occurring?
None of this was explained in the show and you're creating absolutely retarded headcanon to justify it. Comparing it to gandalf at helm's deep shows what a complete brainlet you are.
The fight in the village left some isolated fire happens, it's not too far fetched to think that Galadriel might have seen the smoke of burnt remains coming out of the village the in the morning with her elf eyesight and alerted the rest to prepare a cavalry assault cause orcs.
Also the volcano is a non issue, if you still cling to that you're the real brainlet.
It's a hidden coal thoughever.
oh fuck I didn't know it had cool map transitions; I'll check it out!
>*clap clap* woah da moosic sooo pretty
>*clap, drool* wowwww cool map transition!!
>*clap clap, drool* wooahhh da practical effect!! *clap* sooo traditional!!
like dangling keys in front of your dumb fuck face. And you wont admit the actual storytelling is shit when called on it because there is no defense, you just have no standards.
I mean you're just making fun of things that universally elevate movies and series while pretending that people are somehow stupid for enjoying them. You can do that with anything
>hurrrrr da acteeng is so good!!! dem da oscar!!!
>whoahhh da writing is super duper!!!
etc. So your criticism is just retarded.
>BUT DEM MAP TRANSITIONS THO
Morftrannies hitting cope levels formerly thought impossible
Just face it buster, you and your company did a poo poo
Piece of shit
>the most expensive and heavily advertised piece of media literally of all time is actually a hidden gem
This is chud levels of delusion
Cut the drugs gay they're rotting your brain.
The stuff with the hobbits, dwarves and men was okay actually. The shit about galadriel and then numenorians was doghsit hamfisted and boring
>biggest company in the world
>a billion dollar hidden gem
It's incredibly generic. AI-generated show. Production design was fine (not the costumes though) but the music was genuinely not memorable.
>>cool map transitions and backgrounds
Yeah sure but the scale of it all was fucked up because of terrible writing and pacing. The characters were well-acted but never felt like real people at any point, just like a collection of cliches. They served the plot instead of the other way around, awful
only memorable tune was the opening by Shore and that one motif i can't remember, something evil
i think we all know what the problem is
there weren't enough diversity, homosexuality and transgenderism in it
what happens if a black family went to that event? would they not be allowed?
The blacks get to crap the whips and beat the drums. See the black guy in the back.
Why are they doing this if the population doesn't like it? Who's footing the bill?
Blackrock, they own the US government.
>ONE BILLION DOLLARS
Just goes to show you can't buy talent
It needed more black people.
media companies lost 550b last year and analysts think it will be even worse this year. watching garden gnomerats hemorrhage shekels because they can’t make good shows or movies anymore is unbelievably fucking satisfying.
This. Funnily enough, watching pedowood collapse while garden gnomes panic is unironically more entertaining than anything they put out these days.
>thees anons think it's about the money
I agree with you in principle but it seems more like a pretense to say "look we put out woke content not because we want money but because we're really woke guys!!".
The point is to flood the market with pozzshit and make it the norm, how kuch it costs is an afterthought to these turbogarden gnomes.
What is really funny is how you think these ~~*people*~~ will suffer any consequences from this. The only people who will get fired won't be the people responsible for wasting all that money. Those ~~*people*~~ will just move on to the next project.
what do you think this ukraine shit is for? they print the money, blackrock is going to rebuild ukraine, meanwhile you are demoralized and your kids programmed on taxpayer's dime
if the garden gnome was to lose a penny "for realz" the garden gnome would cry out in pain as the garden gnome strikes it
These fantasy shows are propped up on the shoulders of nerdy men. They form the core viewerbase, consumer base, and beating heart of the fanbase and everyone else are casual coattailers and bystanders who join in due to this energy. If that energy isn't there, there is nothing to sustain it. This is a shitty pastiche corporate abortion of a show that misses everything that made the original trilogy special. Everyone knows it's fake and pushing a revisionist agenda and that kills spirit and interest from the nerdy male core.
This is exactly it. Games Workshop has been doing the same shit for a while too. They're disregarding their traditionally rapid and loyal fan base to try and spread their target audience farther afield and attract people who honestly don't give a shit about the nearly 40 years of history people have with their products.
They're catering to people who just want to point to something in a traditionally white male space and say "oh look, it's so inclusive!" on Twitter and then immediately forget about it. It's a short-term marketing strategy that ultimately destroys a smaller but more deep fan base in favor of courting people with more opinions than money to spend on their products.
Shall I tell you that Warhammer 40k was made as a mockery of people like you?
>white nerds mocking white nerds
I can tell you have 0 idea of what you're talking about.
>NOOOOOOOOO YOU CAN'T LET OTHER PEOPLE THAT AREN'T WHITE STRAIGHT MALES ENJOY WARHAMMER 40K AAAAAAAAAH
Why are you so fragile?
>leftypol chud having a meltdown
kek you love to see it, samefag more freak
>acquire one of the most promising IPs of all time
>already has achieved wild critical and commercial succes when being transposed to cinema
>give the series a budget hitherto unseen of a billion dollars
>hire two writers known for one (1) undeveloped script for a Flash Gordon movie and one (1) mediocre Star Trek episode
What did the money-laundering department at Amazon mean by this?
umm sister our heart was in the right place please understand. please buy our poc merch
>But maybe the most interesting figure from this chart is that The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power wasn’t even the best performing Prime Video series. That honor belongs to The Boys, which posted over a billion more minutes watched than The Rings of Power.
>That honor belongs to The Boys, which posted over a billion more minutes watched than The Rings of Power.
That's even worse news than if Lawd of Dem Rangz was a success. The Boys is goyslop in its most concentrated form. It has a gay sex scene where one fag shrinks down small enough to enter the cock of the other fag. Then the tiny fag sneezes and reverts back to normal size while still inside the cock, killing his fag lover in an explosion of blood and human entrails. This is supposed to be interpreted as funny. And normalfags enjoy this?
>the tiny fag sneezes and reverts back to normal size while still inside the cock, killing his fag lover in an explosion of blood and human entrails.
This can't be real.
I only know of it because I saw the webm posted here (which is against the rules because it shows a giant fucking cock in your face.)
it's 100% real, and it's pretty funny
So fags are portrait as degenerate coomers who get their comeuppance in the form of gory violence? Sounds based to me tbh
I really hate these mental gymnastics "le secretly redpilled" posts. You're worse than those "to be fair" gay posters
I was obviously joking you dense fag
no because boys exists separetly from actually valuable ip-s
The boys is shit, but it is it´s own shit, its not ~~*redressing*~~ an stablished, beloved IP.
That sounds hilarious and seems to make appropriate mockery of that gay shit. I don't see the problem, unless you're some christmoron moralfag who thinks every show should be Andy Griffith or some shit.
Fuck off to
>tfw watching twin towers extended edition rn
there are still people out there who call this the show of the year and a great adaptation
People believe its an adaptation?
yes. the only place I saw a positive spin on this dumpsterfire on the net was on plebbit and the youtube retard nerd of the rings who's still shilling for this garbage
this kind of slop consumerism of gold turned to trash was interesting to see
It's surreal they paid 200 million and didn't even get the rights for everything related to the second age. The result is their crappy fanfiction.
guess why they're raising prices again...
>Prime will now cost $400 a year
Fuck me. I just want two day shipping, I don't give a fuck about their tv shows and video games.
Here's some good advice you'll never take: Stop ordering from Amazon so much. If you use it rarely, the free shipping won't matter, and you can cancel your prime membership guilt-free. You won't be a reliable source of income for the garden gnomes at Amazon anymore. That's what I did and I don't regret it.
Wait, but literally every other article couldn't shut up about how great the show was and how it was smashing previous records and viewership numbers.
Are you telling me that those were lies/shilling? Every time I suggested that the supposed "fans" of the show got all uppity and started calling me "incel" and stuff. I was right the entire time?
>The Men of the Valley of Núménorhia are seen to be wearing Armour forged of Steel and Drûhorhia Alloy when it clearly states on page 284910477 of the smilarmialduollion i never read that such an alloy was discovered by hùllroth son of hùllcoth son of hūlldoth son of hûllmoth heir of the plains of ruhgjrhm and prince of nasmrithsiyholdor in the year 231 of the 0.5th age. This show is a fucking disaster
Your franchise lives and dies on geeks.
I guess it makes sense Stephen Colbert would be mad about that. People can't shut up about how he's a "Tolkien fanatic" and whatnot.
The fact that you knew at least enough about the names of things to make effective parodies of them leads me to believe this is bait.
Oh is that what tipped you off? Not the angry chud image?
This is just how normies talk about their friends and their love-lives, and sports and celebrity drama.
>make show off of nerd IP
>ditch nerd audience
>don't use it
the sheer amount of chuds seething at it makes this post based
You literally just replied to yourself and called yourself based. Think about how sad that is.
Yes you used your phone to reply to yourself. I do this too!
Or you could just check the You box.
(You) can impersonate whoever or disown any post you want
I'm you now
Next you will call me transexual
why are you so fucking mad right now?
I look like that and say that.
The story of the second age isn't that complicated:
>Numenor creation and expansion
>Elven kingdom of Eregion created alongside dwarvish Khazad-dum
>Sauron tricks the elves and creates the rings
>Creation of the one ring
>Sauron attacks and destroys Eregion to get the rings
>Elron creates Rivendell with the elvish refugees
>Sauron distributes the rings to Men (creation of the Nazgul) and Dwarves (who become greedy and isolationists)
>Numenor creates colonies on Middle Earth
>Numenor become jealous of the Elves and the dark numenoreans faction is created
>Sauron baits Numenor and lets himself captured
>Sauron manipulates Numenor into invading Valinor
>Eru (swt) effortlessly traps the army in amountain, sinks Numenor and turn the world from a disk to sphere (yes)
>The good numenoreans who survived the fall of Valyria create Arnor and Gondor
>Sauron survives thanks to the ring but under his monstruous form
>Full war between the 2 kingdoms + elves against Mordor + swarthy men
>Sauron has his finger cut and collapses
You're omitting the part that Numenor was so powerful, that they slapped Sauron back to Mordor when he had the ring. A feat that was repeated by the last alliance after years of warfare and a murderous siege if barad-dûr.
Kek, based. The show is a disaster but fuck lore geeks
>book clearly explains stuff
>you ignore it.
yeah no shit fans get mad.
Best post in a long time.
If it were an actual media company this would be a disaster, but it's fucking amazon. $1 billion isn't shit. Also I mean they are also the masters at loss leaders. The retail store only just recently became profitable because they now have the infrastructure to support it.
>producers and staff all blame racists for the show sucking
Many such cases
Fuckin hell that picture
But the contrarian lefty brigade on /misc/ told me it was good!!!!?
HOW CAN THIS BE SISTERS
I honestly didn't think it was bad - it's just that it wasn't amazing either. It just needed some more zazz to make it stand out
You have shitty taste
The dialogue is awful tryhard attempt to sound old timey from people who clearly do not read or enjoy old timey styled stuff. Its like an amateur aproximation of what LotR should sound like. The actual storytelling is awful, ten subplots progressing per episode and none of them have satisfying conclusions or meaningful events happening so essentially each episode has no story. Lastly, the individual plot lines are just retarded, only so many ways to say that without repeating.
Need mouse pusy
>Great British Baking Show on Netflix outperformed Rangz
you CANNOT make this shit up
GBBO is kino
>people spent more time watching something with 85 episodes than with 8 episodes
That doesn't make any fucking sense retard, look at Wednesday in the same chart. If rangz was actually popular it would have outperformed a BAKING SHOW and that's the point. Cope.
I can't believe it beat The Umbrella Academy. Other than Elliot that show is kino.
And people say Netflix is failing. Lol. Lmao even
Yeah massive copium coming from the haters
Netflix is about to open things up
i see 2 shows dominating the entire rest.
They literally dominate the top ten
Oh I see this is one of those things where people ignore that the new show has fewer hours to watch than shows that have been running for years. It's almost worse than fake news its lazy news. Zzzzz.
>same number of episodes as Wednesday
>18.6 vs 9.4
What do you mean? Wednesday did well and deserves even more praise than its getting. This story is not doing that. What now? How about you take your head out of your ass and recognize that on that list Rings is #3 and we don't even know where House of the Dragon landed and that was a huge hit for HBO. If you can even SEE a show on this list it is at the top of the hill across all of streaming even more so if it only has one season. I don't even fucking know what Inventing Anna is but their marketing team needs a raise.
Maybe. Pretty sure the higher ups forgot it even existed most the time. Amazon has money. Not Alphabet money, or Apple money, but fucking money. Any one of those companies could buy fucking Disney if it was worthing something to them.
>9.4 billion minutes watched
that was one dollar per nine minutes!
>that includes the preview when everyone turned on the prime video app and it autoplayed
>that's after all the amazon boxes and tape were bedecked in advertisements
oh no sweetie no
I could LITERALLY heem every Lord of the Rings fan in this thread
you won't do nuttin ya manlet
Can we finally admit that hate watching isn't real
How would /misc/ react to the fight scenes of the trilogy if they were in rings of power instead?
fight scenes are only interesting if you care about the characters. nobody actually cares about "good fight choreography" or even knows what that is.
so: poorly, because the RoP characters are shit
fights are secondary to context
but lotr fights were better so i don't know what you are trying to say
Just copare the troll fights from the two kek
So why waste more money on a second season no one wants to see?
They signed a 5 season contract. Tolkien's ghost wants his dough.
What's the original site? Why title of the journal isn't showed?
Why are people still seething at a show that apparently didn't do that good? Its because of money things? Well, Amazon has a shit load of money, much like Disney and other big corpos they can afford a loss because they have at least many other deal that are successful or do well and they can re integrate the losses over time.
OP was laughing
Large corps are raping beloved classic IPs left and right, not really a mystery here, people aren't happy with how this was treated. It stains the entire universe.
Lmao it doesn't. You can ignore it and just keep watching the old movies or the original books if you don't like the new stuff. It's not like corpos are forcing you to buy their products at gunpoint
They are in fact spamming you with ads and media about it, yes
Ad spam doesn't oblige you to buy product. If you do, well then you are fucking retarded
Are people somehow such newfags they don't remember the shilling?
It's worse than the tulsa king /trek/ paramount spammer.
the problem is they bought the rights
which means no one else is allowed to do a proper adaptation
copyright law needs to die
Steamboat Willie enters the public domain next year, so expect a huge lobbying push by Disney to extend copyright even further.
>It's not like corpos are forcing you to buy their products at gunpoint
Wokeslop gets funded by ESG scoring. Money for ESG scoring comes from places like Black Rock. Black Rock gets kickbacks from the government. The government, in turn, is funded by our tax dollars, which they take from us without us having any control over it.
So technically, yes, we are in a roundabout way being forced to buy their products. Our money is taken at gunpoint and used for garbage like this.
>bro it was in the past just let it go
If Project A fails miserably, and Project B breaks even or even makes a middling profit, that doesn't change the fact that Project A was a complete failure.
Lost money is lost money. They still have less money now than they would have if they had made it an actual decent show, or just not bothered to spend the money raping an IP in the first place.
It's THE worst show I've personally shut down and watched. The fact that it costed an ungodly amount of money only leads me to belive this was a money-laundering operation of gigantic proportions. You can't excuse this mess when they threw so much money at it in the hopes of it being good.
>in the hopes of it being good
You know no one actually hoped or expected that
Nothing will top Jackson's trilogy.
How can anyone be surprised at this point? Every soft reboot, remake and unnecessary sequel is DESTENED to fail.
Tolkien dropkicking Bezos from beyond the grave
lotr and the hobbit are the only stories that can work as a tv show or movie. everything else tolkien wrote cannot work because it has too much magical corny shit in it that makes it seem like a cw show
>lotr and the hobbit are the only stories that can work as a tv show or movie
They're too "slow" for the pleb masses, you need some abortion like Jackson movies with Legolas doing anime shit around.
i like the lotr movies more than the books lol, the way he writes and those cheesy songs makes it so dated
>those cheesy songs
Those are the best part pleb.
I know you do, illiterate zoomer who can't use proper capitalization and punctuation.
Hey dol! merry dol! ring a dong dillo!
Ring a dong! hop along! Fal lal the willow!
Tom Bom, jolly Tom, Tom Bombadillo!
yes this is some deep shit bro
>deep shit bro
t. a mulatto zoomer can't into LOTR
You don't get it because you're not an anglo. LOTR is the height of anglo culture.
I thought Tolkien was German?
t. midwits thinking they are making a point
go ahead and try to argue how LOTR is more germanic than anglo
should be interesting
dwarves and elves are germanic myths...
We need to arrest the Anglo-Saxons for theft of Germanic culture
>I thought Tolkien was German?
He was an Englishman born in what is now South Africa.
I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that his family was originally from what was then Prussia or East Germany. You should look into that
That may be, but he was born and raised in an English household with parents who lived and worked in England and he too lived and worked in England. He was more English than German. That'd be like an American author claiming he's an Irish author because his great great great grandparents were from there.
Does this mean you will eventually consider all the Black folks in England to be proud Englishmen after a century or two?
If they adopt English culture, yes, just like what happened in America. Most people are only 3rd or 4th generation immigrants there, decedents of Europeans, Asians, and Africans who moved there throughout the 20th century.
They're still more American than wherever they came from.
he grew up in south africa lol
In an English colony of Orange Free State, and he moved to England when he was 3.
He moved when he was 3, dumb shill
tolkiens family was german you fucking idiot
>hatting tom bombadil of all things
Soulless zoomer, you're no better than the darkest Black.
>comic books +
Haha, that show with brown people in it is unsuccessful, another victory for the bois.
>posting objectively true and valid statement
>put a cartoon of a garden gnome on it as epic victory
THINK ABOUT HOW MANY FUCKING GREAT NOVELS, NOVELLAS, MANGA OR COMICS COULD HAVE BEEN ADAPTED WITH THAT AMOUNT OF FUCKING MONEY!?!
I HOPE BEZOS GETS DICK AND ASSHOLE CANCER AND ROTS IN HELL!!!FACT!!!
This is wrong tho. It topped the charts in every market for months. It had twice the viewership of House of the Dragon. What is this bullshit?
>believing amazons bloated marketing campaign
Its a bait headline in the worst way.
Genuine question to lore nerds: do Elf men fuck and have children with human women or do only human men have sex with elf women?
As weird as this sounds, Tolkien only had human men dick elven maids. He wrote nothing about elven guys dicking himan women.
But to answer your question: elven guys probably fucked human women, but coupling between races was so rare due to totally differen societies and lifespans, that those few that happened were written about.
Didn't they mention early on that there had been only two elf/human relationships in history, and they both ended terribly?
I think it was Arondir's squadmate who said it.
Rings of Power is doing fine. It's top 15. Meanwhile no disney+ shows are anywhere to be seen.
What a fucking joke, and there's those that had free trials of Prime that did not watch this abomination taking that into account it's even worse.
Literally fake news?
What kind of retarded metric is that?
Of course shows with multiple seasons will get boosted up the list.
You gays spent an entire thread arguing over that? Kek
>What kind of retarded metric is that?
A metric that will show you that a series with a single season, roughly the same runtime, that came out 3 months after rangs, is doing twice better despite having a budget that is 930 million dollars smaller. And to shareholders it's the only thing that matters.
>Americans love shows with Hispanicsmutts
Wow thanks for the newsflash gay, I'll be sure to remember that one. The rest of the world isn't as obsessed with your goblinoids though, and that's all it accounts for
The real news is how big of a hit Wednesday is but nobody runs a positive news story these days.
>real news is how big of a hit Wednesday is
In America at least, didn't even make the top10 most streamed shows of 2022 in the UK. Go beat by Stranger Things, Bridgerton, The Crown, ROP and even Obi Wan
How tf is House of the Dragon not on that list?
HOTD didn't even feature in any of the end year viewership lists for the US, UK, Japan or any other 1st world country actually.
Only place it managed to feature (and top the charts) was India
I've watched the first two episodes of RoP and none of the rest. Stranger Things is super popular but I've literally never heard anyone mention After Life ever. Or Obi Wan but understand why there's popularity.
That's because most people here watch it on Sky and not through a streaming service.
>most people here watch it on Sky
This isn't the 90s, people watch via streaming services. Even in the US only 6.5% watched HOTD via HBO broadcast, almost all is done through streaming now .
If you pay for Sky TV, like 90% of all boomers, you're not going to pay for a NOWTV subscription to watch stuff already on Sky.
I think your are about a decade behind the times pal.
Anyway HOTD popularity decreases with age, boomer (males) are the least likely to watch some tits and Dragons spinoff featuring a bunch of made for TV meme actors. zoomer and women are the target audiences, so will be almost entirely via steaming.
I know nothing about scriptwritting or filmaking, and I legit could write a better a story than that borefest they came up with.
never even watched a single teaser, never will.
Based. Same here. Never seen any LOTR or Hobbit movies either. Never will.
were there even any AI voice synth clips of nu-Galadriel? It really was all shills promoting it, no real people liked it.
It was the most popular show of 2022 for men.
Most popular shows for women? Wednesday and HOTD, tells you something about the state of /misc/
women love hotd because daemon and rhaenyras relationship are exactly the type of shit you find in those weird erotic novels women masturbate to
you know there's a lot more men in India than women right?
>you know there's a lot more men in India than women right?
And they were all watching HOTD, #1 most watched show in India for 2022. Didn't even make the top 10 in the UK (ROP was #5 though).
that just proves the pajeets watch HOTD on their free time and then go to work where they have to watch ROP through a VPN to pump up the numbers kek
I'm shocked HotD didn't make top 10 here but I don't hear much GoT chatter anymore and I didn't think HotD was very good personally. I guess Sky is wanting in popularity
>tolkien is a german who hates jackson's movies
Another great thread.
>Promoted as Galadriel`s show
>Galadriel is not on it
>Wonder why it failed
never forget fuckers